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25 October 2023

Over 30 million passengers will soon pass through security in a third of the time

Wiesbaden, Germany, 25 October 2023Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today announces that it will supply Munich Airport with 60 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage scanners, which should see more than 30 million annual passengers* speed through security screening in a third of the time**.

The ECAC EDS CB C3 approved cabin baggage screening system harnesses the power of computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanning to produce 3D images alongside Smiths Detection’s industry leading digital expertise, therefore eliminating the need to remove electronic devices, liquids and gels from hand luggage. The technology also reduces the numbers of trays that need to be returned, which ultimately speeds up the security screening process and improves passenger and security operator experience.

With over 1000 units sold globally, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is the most energy efficient scanner of its type worldwide, featuring low noise levels, zero vibration, and a 30% higher belt speed than other CT X-ray scanners – helping to promote a calmer checkpoint.

Director Sales Germany, Markus Rossmeisl, Smiths Detection, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Munich Airport to supply our industry leading CT checkpoint scanner. Providing an improved security screening experience, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX will give passengers more time to relax prior to their flight. At the same time, the systems have been able to improve security and reduce burden on operators. Creating a better, faster, safer experience for all.”

Smiths Detection’s units will be delivered from January 2024.

 

ENDS

 

*Excluding 2020-21 numbers – Based on 2022 figures https://www.munich-airport.com/press-passenger-volume-grows-sharply-in-2022-16016644#

**Based on trial results from Paris Orly - Aéroports français: l'obligation de sortir liquides et ordinateurs des bagages cabine bientôt terminée? (bfmtv.com)

 

About the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX:

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is an advanced screening system for carry-on baggage using CT (Computed Tomography) X-ray to deliver a high level of explosive detection and can allow for cabin baggage to be scanned without removing electronic devices and liquids – expediting the screening process. ECAC EDS CB C3 approval and featured on the TSA's CPSS QPL & APL for base, medium and large configuration checkpoint CT checkpoint screening systems. The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is the most energy efficient checkpoint CT on the market, helping to lower the total cost of ownership and reduce customer energy demands compared to similar products.

 

About Smiths Detection:

Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defence. With more than 70 years of field-tested experience, Smiths Detection deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals, biological agents, and narcotics – helping make the world a safer place.

For more information visit http://www.smithsdetection.com.

 

Media Contacts:

FTI Consulting:

Tom Hufton/Harriet Jackson/Liam Gerrard
sc.smithsdetection@fticonsulting.com
+44 (0)20 3727 1000

 

Smiths Detection:

Sophie Mills, Head of Corporate Communications
sophie.mills@smithsdetection.com
+ 44 (0)73 8423 6474

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